Thornton Tomasetti, New York, has promoted Gemini Nazareno to vice president. Nazareno has more than 25 years of experience in plumbing and fire suppression/protection engineering and is a member of the firm's mechanical, electrical and


The Building Trades Employers' Association (BTEA) has elected its 2014 co-chairmen. They are Charles Avolio, vice president and operations manager of Turner Construction Co., and Michael Russo, CEO and corporate secretary of Fresh Meadows Mechanical Corp.

Francois Williams has joined Racanelli Construction Co., Melville, N.Y., as an assistant estimator. He previously served in two concurrent roles as vice president of operations for F.J.W. Inc. and CEO of Worldwide Caulking Inc., both located in West Babylon, N.Y. In those positions, he managed large projects including work for the New York Police Academy in Flushing, N.Y., and for Delta Airlines at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Jamaica, N.Y. The firm has also hired William Hahn as assistant project manager. His responsibilities include subcontractor and field personnel coordination.

LeChase Construction Services LLC, Rochester, N.Y., has hired Bing Paesang as director of information technology, responsible for development, facilitation and management of the firm's IT program. In addition, Stephen C. Beck, director of science and technology and chief sustainability officer, has been named a director of the Construction Materials Management Center.


The Spector Group, New York, has hired Lauren Gardner as director of marketing. She will report to the firm's principal, Scott E. Spector.

ENVIRON, an Arlington, Va., consulting firm, announced several local promotions. David Lis and Jeffrey Entin have been promoted to principal in Hartford, Conn., and Princeton, N.J., respectively. Bill Kraft and Jose Sarnanes now are principal consultants based in Princeton.

Lend Lease, New York, has hired Richard Bennett as senior business development manager and Christopher R. Brown as business development manager in its solar services division.

Burns & McDonnell, Wallingford, Conn., has promoted Andrew McMullin from Maine Power Reliability Program community relations manager to Northeast manager of stakeholder management solutions. In his new role, McMullin will be responsible for managing teams of community relations specialists working on more than $7 billion worth of infrastructure projects throughout the Northeast and Canada.

Tectonic Engineering, Mountainville, N.Y., has hired Panos Oikonomou as senior project manager. He has more than 13 years of structural engineering experience and specializes in bridge and construction engineering.

Vincent Della Donna has joined Gannett Fleming, New York, as director of health care services. He has 29 years of architectural design experience and for more than two decades has pursued a concentration in health care sector work.

plumbing team. Nazareno previously worked for five years in the firm's Newark office as a senior associate and project manager.